Earn your BM in Percussion

The University of Iowa Percussion Program nurtures the serious study and creative exploration of percussion.

Percussion students at Iowa have the advantages that a large and vital university community offers, while enjoying the individualized attention and supportive atmosphere the percussion area provides.

Iowa percussion’s comprehensive approach to education gives students the extensive background necessary to pursue future endeavors in the field. Graduates are regularly accepted into other major percussion programs as graduate teaching assistants, teach on the faculties of colleges, universities, and public schools, and perform in a wide variety of musical settings.

Facilities for percussion at Iowa are excellent, with 10 dedicated practice and storage rooms and a large inventory of top-quality instruments. Iowa Percussion and the Hawkeye Drumline play exclusively Yamaha concert and marching percussion instruments and Sabian cymbals, and endorse Latin Percussion (LP) instruments and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.

Already applied and admitted to the university? Prepare to audition with the School of Music.

Requirements and program planning

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Course Offerings

Create your academic path

You'll find degree overviews, requirements, course lists, academic plans, and more to help you plan your education and explore your possibilities.

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Current course list

The MyUI Schedule displays registered courses for a particular session and is available to enrolled students. The list view includes course instructors, time and location, and features to drop courses or change sections.

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Percussion faculty

Portrait of Dan Moore

Dan Moore

Percussion Area Head

Practice and perform

Need to book a music room, request an accompanist, check out audition information, rent a locker, or use a recording studio? Visit the Music Callboard for all scheduling and policy information.